Well, I've made quite a few recipes so far, and some turned out okay and others turned out disgusting, but there were five that really stood out for me.
I've been going through so many recipes, this might actually be a regular feature on my blog (maybe monthly?).
Here are my top five recipes I definitely think you need to try:
Overnight Fridge Berry Oatmeal
I initially found this recipe through Glamour magazine, and they got it from the Busy Mommy blog.
This recipe is so easy to make, it's almost a joke. You basically spend two minutes putting the ingredients together in a bowl at night and sticking it in the fridge for breakfast the next morning.
It is unbelievably healthy and undeniably delicious. I had never had oatmeal cold before, so I initially was a bit nervous to try it. My fears went out the door as soon as I took the first bite. Amazeballs.
Plus, you can do this recipe over and over again with different variations. Don't like berries? Use apples! Use peaches! Use peanut butter and banana! Well, you get the point.
Words cannot describe how much I love this salsa. This recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod is the best one I have ever found. And I've been looking for the perfect salsa recipe for 20-some years. Yeah, since birth.
You can make it as spicy as you want (I'm generous with the jalapenos) and it tastes too good to be healthy. But it is healthy. Sickeningly so.
Be warned. This recipe makes a lot of salsa. You most likely will have leftovers. I've only made it twice in the past month, and it feels like I've been eating it every single day. It's perfect for parties.
I'm not going to lie. I didn't like this salad from Expresso and Cream. So why is it in my top five recipes? Because my parents LOVED it. That is a big deal. They are so picky. The reason I didn't like the salad wasn't because it wasn't good. It was because I don't like sweet salads. Just the thought of Waldorf salad makes me shudder. But if you like that kind of stuff, this salad is perfect for you.
This salad is fresh and light and perfect alone for lunch or with soup/sandwiches for dinner. It made such a big impact on my parents last week, they actually still talk about the salad today. Wistfully. Like eating that salad was their once-in-a-lifetime trip to Paris.
They're so making it again this weekend.
Ever since my trip to New Orleans in 2003, I have been searching for the perfect muffuletta recipe. I've literally tried dozens. Of course, the most common-sense one was right under my nose at Panera Bread.
If you want a taste of New Orleans, you definitely need to try this sandwich. I suggest using the olive salad from Trader Joe's, if you're lucky enough to have one in your city.
Again, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. If you can tell by the recipes I've listed here so far, I'm not big on spending hours in the kitchen.
This is literally melt in your mouth chicken. I was skeptical by the name, but it truly lives up to it. This might actually be the holy grail of chicken recipes, if done correctly. I fell in love the first time I made it.
It is perfect for a Sunday night dinner, with some steamed veggies and a baked potato. Sometimes I love comfort food and this definitely falls in that category.
It has a very buttery, moist taste to it, which I think you'll love. (Given you aren't a vegetarian, ha).
Do you think you will try any of these recipes?
(Don't forget to check out the other recipes I've tried on my pinterest board!)